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Conservation League, Coastal Advocates React to Proposed Beachfront Lines

Friday, October 6, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Alan Hancock, Communications Director – alanh@scccl.org – (803) 361-1693 Emily Cedzo, Land, Water & Wildlife Program Director – emilyc@scccl.org – (843) 725-1290 October 6, 2017 CONSERVATION LEAGUE, ADVOCATES REACT TO PROPOSED BEACHFRONT LINES CHARLESTON, S.C. – Today, the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) shared its revisions to state beachfront lines and launched a 30-day public comment period. Though DHEC reviews and updates these lines – the baseline and setback line…

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Your iPhone Just Made a Multi-Billion Dollar Interstate Project Obsolete – And Other Reasons The “Grand Strand Expressway” is a Better Choice than Interstate 73

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Press Release from the South Carolina Coastal Conservation League For Immediate Release: October 5, 2017 Contact: Alan Hancock, Coastal Conservation League, (843) 781-6144 – alanh@scccl.org Your iPhone Just Made a Multi-Billion Dollar Interstate Project Obsolete And Other Reasons The “Grand Strand Expressway” is a Better Choice than Interstate 73  LATTA, SC – Car GPS systems and smart-phone apps use real-time traffic data to route drivers more quickly to destinations like Myrtle Beach, often selecting state roads over interstates. That means…

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Statement on Federal Court Decision Regarding Wave Dissipation Devices on Harbor Island and Isle of Palms

Monday, August 14, 2017

Press Statement For Immediate Release  Alan Hancock – alanh@scccl.org – (843) 781-6144 CHARLESTON, SC – In response to the news that the U.S. District Court in Charleston today ordered the “wave dissipation devices” on Harbor Island and Isle of Palms removed immediately and remain down during nesting season while the Sierra Club’s case proceeds, Coastal Conservation League Chief Conservation Officer Lisa Jones-Turansky issued the following…

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Media Advisory: Offshore Drilling Rally in Mount Pleasant

Saturday, August 5, 2017

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR: AUGUST 7, 2017 CONTACT: Alan Hancock, Communications Director, Coastal Conservation League, (843) 781-6144, alanh@scccl.org Offshore drilling rally Monday Charleston, SC – On Monday, August 7 at 6 pm at the Yacht Club at the Charleston Harbor Fish House, elected leaders and offshore drilling expert Peg Howell will update the public on what’s next with federal government attempts to open up our coast for offshore drilling for oil and gas. The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy…

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Statement on Catherine Heigel’s resignation from DHEC

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Press Statement For Immediate Release Dana Beach – danabeach@scccl.org – (843) 723-7016 Alan Hancock – alanh@scccl.org – (843) 781-6144 CHARLESTON, SC – In response to Catherine Heigel’s announcement today of her resignation, Coastal Conservation League Executive Director Dana Beach issued the following statement:  DHEC is an important state agency charged with protecting the quality of the air we breathe and the water we…

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Statement on Trump Administration Withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Press Statement For Immediate Release Eddy Moore – eddym@scccl.org – (843) 725-2061 Alan Hancock – alanh@scccl.org – (843) 781-6144 CHARLESTON, SC – In response to this afternoon’s announcement from the President that the United States would withdraw from the Paris agreement on climate, Coastal Conservation League Energy and Climate Director Eddy Moore issued the following statement: Our…

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Statement on Automatic Stay Vote

Thursday, March 9, 2017

PRESS STATEMENT Dana Beach – (843) 853-7388 – danabeach@scccl.org Alan Hancock – (843) 781-6144 – alanh@scccl.org For Immediate Release March 9, 2017 Statement on South Carolina Senate Vote on the Automatic Stay CHARLESTON, S.C. – In response to a vote in the South Carolina Senate on the automatic stay, Coastal Conservation League Executive Director Dana Beach issued the following statement: “The South Carolina Senate has made it vastly more difficult for citizens to challenge government decisions that could irreversibly…

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Statement on Anti-Home-Rule Bill Vote

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

PRESS STATEMENT Katie Zimmerman – (843) 725-1292 – katiez@scccl.org Alan Hancock – (843) 781-6144 – alanh@scccl.org For Immediate Release March 7, 2017 Statement on Anti-Home-Rule Bill Vote CHARLESTON, SC – In response to a vote ending discussion this year of a bill that would preclude local governments from addressing the pollution problems associated with disposable plastic products, Coastal Conservation League Air, Water, and Public Health Director Katie Zimmerman issued the following statement: “Today’s vote reaffirms the commitment of the South Carolina…

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Coastal Conservation League Board of Directors Announces Search for New Executive Director

Monday, February 27, 2017

February 27, 2017 Contact: Dana Beach – danabeach@scccl.org Coastal Conservation League Board of Directors Announces Search for New Executive Director CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Board of Directors of the South Carolina Coastal Conservation League announced today that Dana Beach plans to step down as the organization’s executive director later this year. He will assume a new role as a strategic advisor. The board will launch a national search for his successor. Beach founded the Conservation League in 1989…

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Statement on Governor McMaster

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

COASTAL CONSERVATION LEAGUE PRESS STATEMENT Alan Hancock – (843) 781-6144 – alanh@scccl.org For Immediate Release January 24, 2017 Statement on Governor McMaster  CHARLESTON, SC – In response to Henry McMaster becoming the Governor of South Carolina, Coastal Conservation League Executive Director Dana Beach issued the following statement: “I congratulate Governor McMaster on becoming the 117th Governor of South Carolina. The Coastal Conservation League looks forward to working with him on protecting the quality of life that attracts so…

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